A new study reveals the data protection and compliance risks arising from the new era of the mobile workforce. 

Advancements in digital technologies coupled with an increasingly mobile workforce are reshaping workplace communication. The modern  workplace is characterized by distributed employees and virtual teams, fueling a mobile-first approach to communications. While more and more employees are using mobile messaging to communicate and share data, these new workplace mobility norms present data security, privacy and compliance issues for enterprises large and small.

The insights provided in this report should serve as a wakeup call for enterprises to address the misalignment between mobile device usage for workplace communication and strategies for ensuring control and  security.

Key findings:

  • The office is now mobile – 56% of smartphone owners globally now use their mobiles for work.

  • Consumer messaging apps are the most popular work communication channel on mobiles (50%), ahead of email (47%) and text messaging (36%) with the most popular work activities on mobile including sharing documents (29%), contacts (25%) and pictures (23%)

  • Despite the widespread use of mobiles for work, most (57%) mobile users cannot categorically say whether the data shared by them and their colleagues via mobile is secure.

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About NetSfere

NetSfere is a secure enterprise messaging service from Infinite Convergence Solutions, Inc. NetSfere provides industry-leading security and mobile messaging capabilities, including global cloud-based service availability, device-to-device encryption, administrative controls and regulatory compliance.

The service leverages Infinite Convergence’s experience in delivering mobility solutions to tier 1 mobile operators globally and technology that supports more than 400 million subscribers and over a trillion messages on an annual basis.

NetSfere is also compliant with regulatory requirements, including GDPR, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Sarbanes-Oxley and others. For more information, visit www.netsfere.com.

Messaging at Work – Webinar

17th March – Online

The Impact of new mobile communications in the workplace

This exclusive briefing features MEF’s CEO Dario Betti and Harsh Mamgain, Product Management of Infinite Convergence discussing the findings from MEF’s 10-country consumer insights study to explore the impact of new mobile communications in the workplace.

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